The DUO is an electronic musical instrument that makes making music fun and accessible to all. We tested and designed it for people aged anywhere from 3 to 99 and up, playable by one or two at the same time, with or without a musical background!
As designers fascinated by synthesizers, David Menting and I dreamed up the DUO to share that passion with our kids. Most existing synthesizers are difficult to understand, even for trained musicians, but the DUO has a playful, inviting interface. Just start pressing buttons and, presto, music! People on Kickstarter agreed, successfully funding the DUO, which is now available and played all around the world, by toddlers and musicians alike.
I developed the Dato DUO together with David Menting.